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  11/19/2013, Kislev 16, 5774

Jerusalem: 28 of 31 Council Members in Barkat Coalition

Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat tonight (Tuesday) finished his efforts to formulate a coalition in Jerusalem, less than one month since the recent municipal elections.

The Barket-led coalition is comprised of 28 out of the 31 council members, and was joined by several factions, including "Jerusalem Will Succeed" (Yerushalayim Tatzliah), "Wake Up Jerusalem" (Hitorerut), "Jewish Home" (Bayit Yehudi), "United Jerusalem" (Yerushalayim Meuhedet), "Pisgat Zeev" (after a northern Jerusalem neighborhood), "Bnei Torah", and  "Torah Judaism".